April 2017

Sports Performance Training Isn't Just for Improving Performance

When we think of sports performance training, we think of getting faster, jumping higher and getting stronger so we can be better at our sport. Though it is true, we train to get better at our sport, but what can be forgotten is that we also train to prepare for the demands of the upcoming season. A solid sports performance program will address these needs by looking at the special demands of each sport, common injuries and include the little things that will help keep athletes healthy throughout the season. Let's be honest squatting heavy weight, flipping tires and parachute sprints look really cool compared to hip mobility

Performance Tips #10: Medicine Ball Bound Toss

Recovering After a Long Season

The hockey season can be a grind. Most youth players start practicing in August and finish games in March or April. That’s eight to nine months of two to three practices a week and anywhere from 25 to 60 games or more played, not to mention any private lessons and dryland. This can take a huge toll on an athlete both physically and mentally. In the 2002-2003 NHL season, the Mighty Ducks played 113 games including the regular season and pre and post season. It was a great run to the Stanley Cup Finals that ended in June. By the time everyone one got home, it seemed like the training camp was around the corner. Instead of having time off to recover, everyone went right back in to training. This affected both their physical and mental preparation for the following 

3 Things to Remember Before Championships

USA Hockey and NCAA Hockey National Championships are this week, so I think it's a good time to remind players about the little things that make a huge difference in every competition. You have spent the last six to nine months preparing to get to Nationals.

In Season Training for Baseball

With the Major League Baseball season about to get underway, we are nearing the end of baseball's pre-season and about to enter the regular season.  For colleges and high schools, they have been in-season for about a month already.  This article will discuss the importance of in-season training and how it differs from off-season training.